The management of snakebites in south africa

I. Govender*, J. Tumbo

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Snake bites are common in southern Africa especially in the rural and remote areas. Although all snake bites are not venomous, people bitten by venomous snakes require urgent medical attention and many will require antivenom. In the healthcare facility, the type of toxin may be identified by the wound and presenting clinical features which then should be managed appropriately.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbera4971
Pages (from-to)51-58
Number of pages8
JournalSouth African Family Practice
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Antivenom
  • Envenoming
  • Snakebite
  • Venomous snakes


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